The York County Board of Commissioners met according to law on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. as per notice in the York News Times on December 18, 2014, with Chairman Bill Bamesberger presiding, with Jack Sikes, Paul Buller, Kurt Bulgrin and Tom Shellington.   Also present at the meeting was Melanie Wilkinson with the York News Times, Kelly Turner, County Clerk and Randy Obermier incoming County Commissioner. The agenda of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board in the County Clerk’s office and a copy of the agenda was made available to each Commissioner.


Bamesberger announced that the Open Meetings Act was posted outside the door along with copies in the back of the Board Room.  Proof of publication was also available.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Sikes, to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting; roll call:  yeas, Shellington, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve the agenda for the York County Board of Commissioners meeting for Tuesday December 23, 2014; roll call: yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger; nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin, to approve the payroll in the amount of $143,350.44 and vendor claim, roll call: yeas, Shellington, Bulgrin, Buller, Sikes and Bamesberger; nays none; motion carried.


Fund                  Name                                                           Description                              Total      


Rd                      Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.                     Fuel                                                              31,437.04

Aging                 Bag N Save                   Supplies                                                       1,065.69

General              Bob Baker Company, Inc.                     Equipment                                                   95.96

Rd                      Bethune Construction                                  Building Repair                52.25

General              Blue Knight Security, Inc.                           Security Contract             912.00

General              Chances R Restaurant and Lounge             Juror Meals                 277.44

General              Child Advocacy Center                               Budget 14-15                       2,200.00

General              Connecting Point Computer Center            Data Processing Equip.                                                                   50.00

General              Cornerstone Bank                                        Data Processing Equip.                                                                   45.00

General, Rd,

Fed Drug, Stop  Corporate Payment Systems             Payment                                                       1,979.09

General              Crossroads Awards               Publication                                                  15.00

General              Crowell, Dennis W                           Reimbursement                                           173.92

General              Dataspec, Inc.                                              Dues  399.00

Weed                  Deprez, Douglas L                           Reimbursement                                           180.00

General              Discovery Benefits, Inc.                              Monthly Fee                     86.70

General              Douglas County Sheriff                              Court Costs                  11.90

Emer Mgmt,

General              Eakes Office Plus                                        Office Supplies             2,433.25

General              ENFL, Inc.                                                   Court Costs                  111.00

General              Embassy Suites Old Market               Lodging                                                       269.40

Rd                      Fastenal Industrial & Const. Supply           Shop Supplies             295.52

Rd                      Fehlhafer’s Inc.                                           Repair Parts                   25.00

Rd                      Gilbarco Inc.                                                Building Repair                723.00

Rd, General        Great Plains Pest Management, Inc.           Building Repair                166.00

General              Hall County Sheriff                                     Court Costs                  19.18

Visitors Imprv.  Henderson Heritage & Tourism             Grant                                                            23,243.63

General              Hilton Omaha               Lodging                                                       1,161.00

Aging                 Hines, Janet K                           Reimbursement                                           25.47

Rd                      Hinz Repair                                                 Equipment Repair                89.84

General              Nancy Hoblyn                                              Mental Health Board     190.00

General              Hometown Leasing                                     Equipment Rental                185.00

Rd                      Hydraulic Equipment Service                     Equipment Repair                2,132.65

Rd                      In-Line Collision Repair, Inc.                     Equipment Repair                140.63

General, Rd        Jackson Services, Inc.                                 Maintenance Agreement         123.24

General              JEO Consulting Group, Inc.                        Hazard Mitigation          1,715.00

General              Johnson County Sheriff                               Court Costs                  20.36

Rd                      Johnson Sand & Gravel Co, Inc.                     Gravel                                                          5,433.60

Rd                      Keim, Franklin H.                           Reimbursement                                           122.08

Rd                      Kerford Limestone Company           Rock                                                             13,130.79

Rd                      Kimball Midwest                                        Shop Supplies             312.60

General              Kopchos Sanitation, Inc.                     Garbage                                                       221.00

General              Lancaster County Sheriff                            Court Costs                  24.13

General              Aging Partners                                             Budget 14-15                       30,864.00

General              Loup Valley Lighting, Inc.                          Building Repair                            581.50

Rd                      Matlock Repair                                            Equipment Repair                            1,465.26

Aging                 Merklinger, Jerri A                                       Reimbursement                                           212.56

Rd                      Mommens, Thomas                                       Reimbursement                                           50.00

General              Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys       Dues  200.00

State Inst.           Nebraska Health and Human Services        Monthly Fees                                870.00

General              NE public Health Environmental Lab        Drug Testing                           105.00

Rd                      Nebraska Salt & Grain Co.                         Bridge Materials                       1,493.29

Rd                      Nebraskaland Glass                                     Equipment Repair                            396.40

Rd                      Nielsen, Dillon D                                       Reimbursement                                           50.00

Rd                      NMC Exchange LLC                                   Repair Parts                               956.65

Rd                      O’Reilly Auto Parts                                     Repair Parts                               104.20

Rd                      Overland Sand & Gravel Company           Gravel                                                          13,006.68

General              Perennial Public Power District               Electricity                                                    14.74

Rd                      Power Services Inc.                                     Shop Supplies             89.95

Weed                  Rasmussen Auto Parts                                 Fuel     15.42

General              Rasmussen Mechanical Services, Inc.        Building Maintenance      427.63

Rd                      Safety-Kleen Systems                                 Shop Supplies             351.50

General              Kevin Schlender                                          Mental Health Board     190.00

General              Shellington, Thomas W                           Reimbursement                                           117.60

General              Sikes, Jack                           Reimbursement                                           119.84

Rd                      Snap-On Tools                                             Shop Tools                  57.65

Rd                      Standard Battery, Inc.                                  Shop Supplies             388.71

General              State of NE/DAS Central Finance              Data Processing Equip.                                                                   70.60

General              James C. Stecker                                         Office Supplies             198.95

General              Stephens Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O             Attorney Fees                    1,976.00

General              Steube, Sharilyn K                           Reimbursement                                           25.00

General              Veleba, Janet H                           Reimbursement                                           134.96

General              Verizon Wireless Services LLC                 Telephone Service               280.07

Rd                      Village of McCool Junction                        Water & Sewer                 45.00

Visitors Promo. Web Tech Solutions                                    Website Maintenance      25.00

Rd                      Weldon Industries, Inc.                               Equipment Repairs               76.28

General              Eric J. Williams, P.C/, L.L.O.                     Attorney Fees                    1,377.50

Rd, General,

911, E911,

Aging                 Windstream Communications                    Telephone Service               2,268.58

General              JS Wurm & Associates                               Attorney Fees                    854.75

General, Rd        York Ace Hardware                                     Building Repair                242.08


Visitors Promo. York Area Chamber of Commerce         Grant                                                            6,062.50

Rd                      York Boot-N-Repair                                    Equipment Repair                25.00

Visitors Promo. York County Ag Society               Grant                                                            2,000.00

General              York County Court                                      Court Costs                  17.00

General, Weed   York County Highway Dept.                       Fuel 3,662.93

Visitors Promo,

General              York Printing Company, LLC                    Publication                                                  406.15



Tom Mommens met with the Board with updates on the Road Department.


Benjamin Dennis met with the Board there is no Zoning issue when working in the Right of Way, just need permission from the Board when discussing drilling wells.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller, to go into executive session at 8:40 a.m.; roll call: yeas; Bulgrin, Buller, Shellington, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Sikes, to come out of executive session at 9:00 a.m., where no action was taken; roll call: yeas;  Shellington, Sikes, Buller, Bulgrin and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to approve General Assistance Case B/C #14-7, to be paid to Metz Mortuary in the amount of $1,586.00 roll call; yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



There was no Interfund Transfers to come before the Board


Moved by Sikes, seconded by Bulgrin to conditionally grant permission to the EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. to drill 11 monitoring wells in the County ROW in the area of the Atlas Missal Site 10, with the condition being approval of necessary liability and indemnity agreement between EA Engineering and the County; roll call, yeas, Sikes, Bulgrin, Buller, Shellington and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Bids were received for the June, 2014 Storm Damage.


Conner Roofing Co, Inc.        $99,745.00      Road Department

Neville Construction, LLC.    $286,330.00    Road Department

Triple F Distributing & Co.   $126,559.00    Road Department


Naber’s                                   $2,345.00        Courthouse, Extension and Historical Building


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Buller to accept the bids from Conner Roofing Co., Inc. in the amount of $99,745.00 to fix the storm damage to the Road Department and accept the bid from Naber’s in the amount of $2,345.00 to fix the storm damage to the Courthouse, Extension and Historical Building that accrued in June, 2014; roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Buller, Shellington, Sikes and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.


Moved by Shellington, seconded by Bulgrin, to adopt Resolution #14-92 to amend Resolution #14-88 that the State Institution needs to reimburse the Inheritance Tax Fund when such monies become available; roll call, yeas, Shellington, Bulgrin, Sikes, Buller and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.




WHEREAS, the York County Board of Commissioners met at their regular meeting on the 23rd day of December 2014, to amend the Resolution #14-88, and


WHEREAS, the Board is amending Resolution #14-88 to read, Such funds are to be reimbursed to the Inheritance Tax Fund when Monies become available, and


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the York County Treasurer shall transfer the sum of $5,000.00 from the Inheritance Tax Fund to the State Institutions Fund.  Such funds are to be reimbursed to the Inheritance Tax Fund when Monies become available.


DATED this 23rd day of December, 2014.


Gary Zoubek met with the Board with an update on the Extension Office.


Moved by Bulgrin, seconded by Sikes, to adopt Resolution #14-93 appointing Barb Woodruff and Jason Perdue to the Extension  Board for a three (3) year term 1-1-2015 thru 12-31-2017 , roll call, yeas, Bulgrin, Sikes, Shellington, Buller, and Bamesberger, nays none, motion carried.



WHEREAS, the Extension Board has requested the reappointing and appointing of board members; and


WHEREAS, current board member, Barbara Woodruff has agreed to be reappointed for a three (3) year term; and 


WHEREAS, Jason Perdue will be replacing John Mittman, and


WHEREAS, Jason Perdue has agreed to be appointed for a three (3) year term; and


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that as of January 1, 2015, Barbara Woodruff and Jason Perdue hereby be appointed their term which will expire December 31, 2017.


Dated this 23rd day of December, 2014.


At 9:30 a.m. as advertise on December 9 and December 16, 2014, in the York News Times, with proof of publication attached, Chairman Bamesberger declared a public hearing be held to hear support, opposition, suggestions, criticism or observation for appointment of members of the Board of Trustees of Hospital Authority No. 1. Name as follows: Chuck Harris, Sally Ruben, Alan Janzen and Jim Green.


             No one was present from the public to speak to the matter; therefore, the public hearing was closed at 9:31a.m.


            Moved by Bamesberger, seconded by Sikes to adopt Resolution #14-94 appointing Chuck Harris and Alan Janzen for a period of January 20, 2015 to January 31, 2021 and Sally Ruben and Jim Green for the period of January 31, 2015 to January 31, 2021 as Trustees of the York County Hospital Authority No. 1; roll call: yeas, Bamesberger, Sikes, Shellington, Buller and Bulgrin; nays, none; motion carried.




whereas, on November 26, 2014, a petition was filed with the York County Clerk seeking the appointment of members to the Board of Trustees of hospital authority number one of York County; and


WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners have been given the authority to appoint trustees to the hospital authority under the provisions of the Nebraska Hospital Authorities Act §23-3591 Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, 1943, as amended; and


WHEREAS, the Board has ascertained, to its satisfaction, that the petition is valid and duly executed, that the required notice of the hearing on the request contained in the petition has been published as required by law, and that each of the proposed members of the Board of Trustees have met the qualifications set forth under the provisions of the Hospital Authority Act and should be appointed to serve the respective terms set forth in said petition until their successors are appointed and have qualified;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following individuals be appointed to serve as Trustees of Hospital Authority No. 1 of York County, Nebraska for their respective term until their successors are appointed and have qualified:


Name                                      Term of Office

Chuck Harris                          January 20, 2015, to January 31, 2021

Sally Ruben                            January 31, 2015, to January 31, 2021

Alan Janzen                            January 20, 2015, to January 31, 2021

Jim Green                               January 31, 2015, to January 31, 2021


Dated the 23rd of December, 2014.


Committee reports were given.


The Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 9:34 a.m.  The next meetings will be held, January 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.  In the County Commissioners Room, lower level of the Courthouse for the regular meeting.




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William H Bamesberger, Chairman                                      Kelly Turner, County Clerk 

York County Board of Commissioners                                 York, Nebraska